Index Fossil

/exhibition architecture/curator Ivana Rumanová/visual identity Pinchof/New Synagogue, Žilina/2019

The exhibition looks at the present from the position of its future archeology. The architecture of the exhibition consists of the plinths from the five gallery institutions. Their arrangement responds with the monumentality of the whole to the architecture of the exhibition space (dome and galleries) and with the imperfection of the details (aggregation of worn plinths complemented with several raw wooden beams) to the context of everyday gallery operation. The plinths served as a diverse fundus for the exhibited artworks and were reinstalled as an autonomous relict after the exhibition was interrupted due to the theater festival.


/exhibition architecture/curators Mária Janušová, Erik Vilím/visual identity Pinchof/Jozef Kollár Gallery, Banská Štiavnica/2018

Architecture of the XII. Triennale of Small Object and Drawings, focused on the object-oriented ontology, plays with the least attractive and at the same time the largest object inside the exhibition space - faded heavy-duty carpet. It is transformed from the only superficial covering of gallery floors into space-making element, which correlates with different levels of exhibition rooms and plinths and creates a new topography undulated similar to the landscape of Banská Štiavnica. Besides the landscape of carpet is topological, it keeps a geometrical continuity of the original floor plan. Its folds partially uncover floor screeds and partially recycle or cover useless exhibition elements. A visitor-wayfarer discovers art pieces situated in this landscape, (s)he can walk through or have a rest within for a while.


/exhibition architecture/curator Maria Janušová/visual identity Aurélia Garová, Tereza Maco/Nitra/2018

Architectural adjustments disrupted the centre line of the exhibition area that used to be a hallway connecting the exhibition rooms located by its sides. The dividing walls raised in the central hallway cost it both its dominance and its purpose, but expanded the Representative Halls of the Nitra Gallery by adding additional rooms. The new architectural layout resembles a labyrinth - the visitor is forced to keep exploring the exhibition area and search for new ways out or deeper inside the exhibition. The labyrinth symbol is also a part of the exhibition concept that refers to ancient philosophy and mythology in many ways. (Curatorial text)


/exhibition installation/co-author Filip Kusák/curatorial research Petra Hlaváčková, Barbora Benčíková/graphic design Anna Hrabalová/light design Pavel Richtr, Ladislav Mirvald/Brno/2017

The Alfa Passage, the multi-purpose palace in the Brno city centre, has been existing for eighty years. On the occasion of this anniversary an exhibition of a house in the house was created. The scale model 1:33 stands for the mass interpretation of the building, which spatial connections reveal through the characteristic longitudinal section along the passage, where the model is exhibited. The stereotomic mass formation substitutes for the tectonic composability of the building, its folds produced via CNC milling machine follow rather the living space of its users than the structural principles of the functionalist palace.

During the 20th century the fundamental historical events were mirrored in this building. The curatorial research mediated through the exhibition catalogue reflects the architectural, historical and political aspects of the house transformations and their impact on the current image of the place.


/exhibition design/co-author Filip Kusák/curators Jakub Kořínek, Lenka Sedláčková/graphic design Kutululu/Brno/2017

The installation transformed a street network of the city Brno onto surfaces of the exhibition hall in its centre. Each one of city interventions was exhibited as a model object, through which its author interpreted the idea of this intervention.


/installation/curator Ivana Rumanová/Working Exhibition, New Synagogue, Žilina/2017

The architekt Jakub Kopec decided to complement and make present the visions of Peter Behrens in the space of the Nová synagóga, using virtual reality. In the end, he turned out to be equally interested in the central area of the dome and Behrens's absolute ideas as in the strange space of absence beneath it. If we were to make the dome into a complete spherical object in space, it would not touch the ground but rather levitate above it at the height of 68 cm. Jakub Kopec already worked with this specific space once in his Pódium (Stage) project of 2013. This time he addresses it in a completely different manner and using completely different means, but even now he transforms the space of deviation or imperfections of construction into a space for play, a possibility for a human being to enter or play with the architecture. (Curatorial text)


/exhibition architecture/graphic design Tomáš Hnida/public space, Praha/2014

The installation of street exhibition 130 Years of Prague 7 is inspired by local pavilion with Marolds´diorama of a battle near Lipany, and by recycling of earlier design of West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen. Despite decreased scale it creates an autonomous exhibition space with upper diffuse lighting. Due to inner orientation of exhibition it is achieved its detachment from visual smog of public space. The form of object in between low-tech futurism and Tokyo Lucky Hole attract passer-byes to peep.

Psychoanalysis of One Space

/exhibition design/in cooperation with 4AM/Praha/2013

Almost no architecture of exhibition. A cleaned space of original, temporary renewed washhouse creates a scene for audio recordings of exposition, introducing a probe into subconcious of former psychiatric hospital laundry in Bohnice. During exhibition newly installed washing machines and washing lines serve public.

postcards to žilina

/installation/curator Danka Krajčová/Frejm baj frejm, The Art Gallery of Považie, Žilina/2013

Insights of a foreiner-architect to the city show details and connections which are often hidden to its permanent inhabitants and users. Installation of postcards was a part of exhibition Frejm Baj Frejm, focused on theme of animation within the International Animation Festival Fest Anča 2013.


/exhibition design/in cooperation with f.e.a./curator Jan Tabor/Mikulovice/2014

Original letters between Corbu and BAŤA company were exhibited in recycled cases which were discovered God knows where.